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>Infinite Stratos Episode 5: Boy Meets Boy


Quite an interesting episode, and at the same time, extremely enjoyable. I’ll get to the reason for the latter in a bit after looking at some of the more progressive, if not dull, points the episode covered.

The introduction system for the series still holds true for the most part. It’s roughly a span of two episodes to begin and conclude the insertion of a character, and a bit of time in the previous episode is used to start the next cycle. Laura was added right at the very last moment of this episode, and it would seem that her story would be told in conjunction with Charles’. Now, since I have not read the light novels covering the material up to this point, I’m not really sure what’s going to happen. Frankly though, I’m not expecting much story depth behind Charles’ secret, because really, if it’s just “him” getting found out/revealed to be a “her”, then I would’ve been fine either way had she started as a “her” instead.

On the other hand, I AM looking forward to Laura’s story. I haven’t really thought up any kind of theory behind her character, but at the very least I’m pretty sure she’s more than a simple acquaintance of Chifuyu-sama. And whenever Chifufu-sama is involved, I ALWAYS look forward to it.

Lastly, the one person that made me enjoy this episode the most was Houki. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’ve always loved Houki. I think she is an excellent character both in appearance and in dialogue. It’s even more fun seeing her so amused and bewildered just by Ichika touching her. Her reaction to the room change was priceless, and then still, Ichicka remained, remains, and will still continue to remain oblivious and unknowing of the world around him. Tsk tsk tsk.

I found the little snippet at the beginning featuring Ran and her brother to be also very funny. I’m amazed by how many girls fawn over Ichika—sorry, I lied. I’m not really amazed. I guess that’s to be expected for a harem show eh? Win.

We seem to have increased our IS-suits fanservice shots. Spornax is happy.